Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia is not a fan of the proposed changes to the point after touchdown.
The NFL has proposed, and will experiment in the preseason with, longer and therefore more difficult PATs. The thinking behind the potential rule change is that extra points, as they are now, have become too easy for today’s kickers--most of whom are pretty much automatic when kicking from the two-yard line.
"Peyton Manning broke the record for touchdown passes, so should we limit the amount of time you get to throw the ball because, all of a sudden, the record has been broken for touchdown passes?" Bisaccia said, per Ashley Fox of ESPN. "We have to be careful for how much we're changing the game."
Bisaccia--whose kicker, Dan Bailey, has never missed an extra point--sees the rule change as an unwarranted punishment for kickers.
"Proficiency is a skill kickers have worked really hard at, and that part of the game has really changed," said Bisaccia. "Pete Gogolak was the first soccer-style kicker in the game. The way they kick changed only in my short lifetime of football. Unless we want to alleviate the kicker and say a position player has to kick, they're going to get better. ... We're going to penalize guys for perfecting their craft? They're getting more skilled, more proficient, but it's a skill they've had to work at."
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